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College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-3797 or (630) 942-2551
Several levels of ESL classes are offered, some of which are free. Classes are offered in several locations in DuPage County. For students in ESL classes, volunteer tutors are also available. All classes require placement testing before registration. Classes fall into the following categories:
  • ESL: Family Literacy - For parents wanting to develop English language and reading skills to help their children succeed at school.
  • ESL: Literacy/Community Language Skills - Three levels of classes to help develop English language skills needed in everyday life.
  • ESL: Academic/Professional Program

Illinois Adult Learning Hotline
(800) 321-9511
Trained bilingual (English and Spanish) operators provide local program referrals for English as a Second Language classes and volunteer tutors.

Literacy in Action - Bensenville
280 S. York Rd. (Corner of York and Memorial Rd.)
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-1944 ext. 2
Contact Mary and Joe Becerra
E-mail: esl.literacy@yahoo.com
Provides classes at Bensenville Bible Church mainly for beginners, with some second and third level classes.

Literacy DuPage (Parent Organization is Proliteracy)
24W500 Maple Ave., #220
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 416-6699, FAX: 416-9465
E-mail: lvadupage@aol.com
Provides one-on-one tutoring at a time and place convenient to both the tutor and student. They are currently looking for tutors. Contact Lisa Thackeray to volunteer. Recommended ESOL Resources for Literacy Volunteers of Dupage
Link to Literacy Volunteers of DuPage (LVD) Web site

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley (Parent Organization is Proliteracy)
Profile of Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley
St. Charles Public Library
One South Sixth Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-4428
E-mail: info@lvfv.org
Provides one-on-one tutoring for adult students in St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva and Elburn. They are currently looking for tutors.
Link to Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley Web site

Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County (Parent Organization is Proliteracy)
Profile of Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
125 North Marion Street, Ste. #203
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 848-8499
E-mail: info@lvwcc.org
Provides one-on-one tutoring at a time and place convenient to both the tutor and student. They are currently looking for tutors. Recommended English as a Second Language (ESL) Acquisitions for Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County.
Link to Literacy Volunteers Western Cook County Web site

Lyons Township Adult & Community Education
Profile of Lyons Township Adult & Community Education
100 S. Brainard Ave.
LaGrange, IL 60525
(708) 579-6573
E-mail: twelge@lths.net
Provides classroom ESL at different levels for adult students in two locations.
Link to Lyons Township Adult & Community Education Web site

Morton College - Project CARE
3801 S. Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 656-8000 ext. 383
Contact Karin Johnsey
E-mail: projectcare@morton.edu
Offers one-to-one and small group tutoring to ABE and ESL adult learners in reading, writing, and conversation. We are currently seeking tutors.

Neighborhood Resource Center
8274 S. Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 910-7027
English as a Second Language classes meet twice a week for eight weeks.

School on Wheels
Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange
1515 W. Ogden Ave.
LaGrange Park, IL 60526-1721
(708) 354-9200
E-mail: schoolonwheels@csjlagrange.org
Contact Sister Marybeth McDermott, C.S.J.
Receive free one-on-one tutoring once a week for one hour in Berwyn, Hodgkins, Summit, Woodridge and Villa Park. Tutors can also help students prepare for GED and citizenship tests.
Link to School on Wheels Web site

World Relief Refugee Office - DuPage
1825 College Ave., Suite 230
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 462-7566
E-mail: MSweeney@wr.org
Contact Marilyn Sweeney


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